Selling sex legally works according to results in New Zealand. Prostitution has been de-criminalised there for six years. According to one of the women working as a prostitute, conditions have improved and the image of sex workers as poor and vulnerable has been destroyed. It’s an age old argument, but do the benefits of legalising the sale of sex outweigh the negatives?
It’s day two of the Josef Fritzl trial. Yesterday’s Talking Points looked at whether or not we should be more involved in each others lives to avoid such crimes taking place. Some Austrians are uncomfortable with the extensive media coverage the case is getting. It’s certainly been getting a lot of attention. Can those accused of sexual assault ever get a fair trial when they are portrayed as guilty in the public eye?
President Obama is trying to stop them, but here’s the case for paying out bonuses at AIG. Don’t we have to keep businesses “sweet” in order for the economic situation not to deteriorate further? Surely it cannot be that every single employee in the organisation has not pulled their weight or worked their hardest? Worth looking at the Huffington Post for more comment on this story.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has congratulated the whole country over his reinstatement and the US have praised the move too. But has Pakistan simply restored a judge rather than justice?